Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division

Mission Statement

 

The Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division is committed to exploring and understanding the natural world.  Our various disciplines are joined by a common focus on method and the commitment to guide students from all departments in acquiring the techniques for:

  • framing a question in empirical terms;

  • translating that question into a testable hypothesis;

  • gathering the data appropriate to verifying the hypothesis;

  • using mathematics as a tool for analyzing and interpreting those results and modeling physical processes;

  • reaching a conclusion, based on the evidence, whether or not the hypothesis was supported; and 

  • reporting the methods and findings according to current, professional standards.

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